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What is Environmental Science?

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary major/minor that applies biological, physical, and information sciences to solve challenges in natural and managed ecosystems.  Students start from the ground up (from Soil Science to Ecosystem Science) and study the interaction of things such as plants, water, microbes, and policies.

Top Five Reasons to Choose Environmental Science

1. Lab Based Curriculum

Students learn core knowledge through hands on learning. Biology, ecology, and chemistry is applied to environmental problems. Students may tailor elective courses to meet personal and career goals. Possible tailored tracks include soil science & conservation, water resources & conservation, ecology, and eco-business.

2. Mentored Research

Most environmental students participate in mentored research with many opportunities for research, leadership and authorship. Mentored research provides excellent experience for job, graduate school, and professional school applications.

3. Study Abroad

Annual Environmental Science study abroad opportunities that allow you to take core courses overseas as well as participate in research and experience new cultures.

4. Career Paths

Career placement opportunities in the private sector, the public sector, NGOs and local, state, and federal government. Excellent preparation for professional school and graduate school.

5. BYU Environmental Science Club

From field trips to networking events to engaging panel discussions, the Environmental Science Club is known for incredible events and fantastic members.

What Topics do Environmental Science Students Study?